Copious amounts of #seabass in the #ceviche at @PeakElm today. I think I ate more than its $9.50 in sea bass alone! The flavor, quality, quantity, and price easily makes this my favorite ceviche in Dallas. #food (at Peak & Elm)
And then I saw it. The bright center of creation. A burning pulsation that shed no heat. I leaned into it’s being and felt my life breathing in the essence, pulling away from me. My soul’s attraction to this bud left my plagued mind dizzy and confused.
I whispered “Please.”
A small voice answered “Life is beautiful but it hurts to become.”
Death overcame me.
Herpetosiphon aurantiacus is a filament-like bacterium that can rapidly glide across surfaces. H. aurantiacus are facultative predators, hunting other bacteria by secreting digestive enzymes when nutrients become scarce. Interestingly, H. aurantiacus hunts in a “wolf pack” strategy: the bacteria will not hunt unless a certain number of H. aurantiacus is present. When this number is reached, the bacteria will swarm and flood their prey with a high concentration of enzymes.
Image by Dr. Michael Shribak and Irina Arkhipova, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.